Cities Under Attack by Gun Toting Yahoos; or Why to Boycott the USA

Guns, bloody deadly guns again.

I thought after Columbine, America would get it. We didn't.

I thought after Aurora CO.

I knew after Newtown CT.

Nope. Not enough ripped apart children paid with their short lives to fill the coffers of the gun lobbyists at the NRA. More the NRA cried, more guns. 

So now three American Yahoos shoot the next person who goes by. A jogger. Why? They were bored. Holy merde, why didn't they just do what stupid teens are supposed to do and play Russian Roulette. At least it would be their stupid lives in jeopardy. When I was bored at 15, 16 and 17 I'd ride my bike by boys houses who I liked, to stare at their house. But then my father living in Texas had the intelligence to not have or want a gun. He'd seen Hitchcock.

So to my friends in Australia, your PM is right. Boycott America for your own safety and avoid us like you'd avoid other gun crazy third world toilet. A bullet proof vest is not a fashion statement in America, but has become a back-to-school article of clothing to go to school, a movie or jog on a hot afternoon. Our infrastructure is already deteriorating into third world, have you seen State Street just north of Roosevelt in Chicago?

The truth is that the USA is an out-of-control country; the gun lobby, the real power base in Washington DC, decides gun law. That means NO gun restrictions.

So yes, avoid. At least until (and IF) America grows up like Australia did and puts the grown ups in charge. Grown ups with the chutzpah and leadership to put people's safety ahead of purveyors of death, the NRA and other gun nutters.

If you want to play quoting of a 18th C document--what about that part "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

I really love that part about "insure domestic Tranquility" and "promote the general Welfare" etc.

I could list all the gun violence of the week, but others like Joe Nocera do it so very well and unfortunately so very regularly. And the bloody week isn't over.

I could list all those rights Americans allow to be regulated, like driving a car with mandatory safety practices and factory-installed gear. Even beds and cribs have laws. Guns. Thanks to GOP they are even virgins relative to liability.

I could list the statistics of how the hicks in sticks are complicit in the death of thousands of Americans in cities by illegally ferrying guns to these cities. Talk about people who need to get a life and leave others to theirs.

The reality is, if little itty bitty little children ripped apart by one gun nut didn't move America's testicleless so-called leadership to enact gun regulation, nothing will. Ever.




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  • I think I am right. As per your article on CTA riders, those "Ugly American" suburbanites, are how you view most Americans but the O-So-Refined who dally in and out of the Art Institute.

    You decry the apparent degradation of the US and wonder why, when the answer is in the mirror.

    Those who think they know best -- the ruling class of politicos, artists, community organizers, writers, and those true believers who support and vote for them-- who believe in top down ruling instead of bottom up governing, always are attempting to fix what they have broken, by doing more of the same insanity.

    Where is precious President Obama on the baseball player killed in OK? I wonder who he would say he resembles? I wonder if it it was "boredom" that killed this young player and not racism, not hate and malice towards somebody with different skin color?

    Because the way the powers that be "fix" things is to do more of the same and fail in the truth: it was "boredom" because it could not possibly have been racists thugs who wanted to blow some holes in the "crackers" who "live in the sticks".

    By-the-way, just a little tip, driving a car is not a "right". Rights are enumerated in the Constitution, and I fail to even see a reference to a horse and carriage there.

  • In reply to Richard Davis:

    It all depends what you mean by "right". If Candace is referring to this denotation out of Webster: "the power of privilege to which one is justly entitled", she is right about the "right" to drive a car.

    BTW, Richard, not all civil rights are enumerated in the Constitution as the 9th Amendment clearly says.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    That should read ..."the power or privilege"....

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    Blaming guns is like blaming coffee for being hot. It's the IDIOTS who get their hands on them and no restrictions or mental background checks. Criminals will ALWAYS find guns, So, blaming the NRA is stupid.

  • In reply to Helen Rogers:

    Given that logic, fewer guns would be available to the criminals. So less is better.

  • As a gun owner, if called upon to do so, I would be compelled to defend your First Amendment guarantee of free speech... You are welcome.

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    In reply to ChicagoAl2:

    Thank you. I agree with you wholeheartedly.

  • In reply to ChicagoAl2:

    I'll pass.

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    This is probably one of the most stupid articles I've seen on Chicago Now. We are guaranteed the right to bear arms, so there is absolutely zero purpose to this article in the first place. Drummer lists Columbine, Aurora and New Town as the reason so ban guns. Maybe she should look at the psychotropic drugs all of the shooters were taking instead of blaming the guns they used. Maybe we should ban the drug companies from making these drugs. If you look at all of the mass shootings, the shooters were all taking some kind of medication. It started out with Laurie Dann who was on a massive cocktail of psychotropic drugs when she killed one and injured five others in the Winnetka School Shootings back in 1988. If we give up our right to keep and bear arms, we may as well just lay ourselves down and accept that we have no rights. If Drummer doesn't like it here, she can move.

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